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Laura Figi

City Editor, ATXtoday

Laura Figi has called Austin home for more than 12 years and has been known to say it’s her “favorite city in the world.” A proud graduate of Texas State University, she’s been working in local news since 2020. When she’s not working and learning about the community, you can find her at the local thrift shop, spending time with her two cats, or listening to live music.

“It doesn’t feel real,” according to Duong, who broke the world record for fastest person ever to run a half marathon while dribbling a basketball at the Austin Marathon
We’ve gathered some delicious deals at five local restaurants for you to celebrate.
We asked readers to share the closed Austin businesses they miss the most, so for the sake of nostalgia, we’re sharing their stories to keep the memory alive.
“The spirit of the ‘Dillo is still alive today,” according to Austin FC Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey, as the sports team and iconic venue join forces.
We asked Preservation Austin Executive Director Lindsey Derrington to talk about what will make this year’s Homes Tour special.
The sixth iteration of the coastal sushi chain, Sushi Roku will serve upscale Japanese food along with rolls that are exclusive to Austin.
At least 104 Austin-based bands, musicians, and DJs will hit the stage at the upcoming SXSW 2024 festival. We’ve got a guide to all the locals you can jam out to this March.
Dirty Martin’s Place and seven other businesses in the area will no longer be displaced, as Austin Transit Partnership reevaluates the location of upcoming light rail stations.
Have you been asking yourself that question? We’ve got the answer to why Austinites are voting for mayor just two years after the last election.
The local flower boutique sells flowers that are painted by hand to give petals a “whole different personality” and create a unique gift.
There are 62 Austin James Beard Award winners and semifinalists from years’ past — let’s get to know them a little bit ahead of the 2024 awards.
Whether you’re looking for a place to watch the game or food to take home, we’ve got a few suggestions for your to consider for your Super Bowl experience.
We sifted through five years of data to find out how much the Austin housing market has changed in recent years so that you don’t have to.
From brands to bands, Austin’s business scene is truly inspired.
The fair, which puts thousands of art pieces under one roof, is making its Texas debut while sharing art from local and international artists.
We’re going to the ranch house with this luxurious listing on 31 acres, now on the market in beautiful Dripping Springs
We want to make it a bit easier to make your Valentine’s Day plans, so we rounded up a few specials to keep in mind before the big day rolls around.
Rethink the way you shop and consume with custom-made fashion made with items you love to perfectly fit your style and body type.
Locals have been relaxing at Barton Springs Pool for more than a thousand years, dating back to Native American settlers.
Try a Dry January mocktail at one of 11 participating venues in support of the mental health awareness and the SIMS Foundation.
UT lost the 2024 College Football Playoff Semifinal. Now, ATXtoday is paying the price in the form of goodies.
We spoke with the 12-year chancellor of Austin Community College and education enthusiast, who will receive his award in February.
The sixth annual local holiday pays tribute to local artist Daniel Johnston through live music, kind conversations, and a fundraiser in support of mental health.
The federal and state governments have granted approval to build a connection between the power grids through the Southern Spirit Transmission project.
If you don’t have coffee already in hand, consider this your sign to grab some.
From breakfast to dinner, we’ve rounded up a day full of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Peer into the future and use your knowledge of our city to predict what will happen in 2024.
The project, in partnership with state regulators and Pattern Energy, could provide ERCOT with up to 3,000 megawatts of power in case of emergency.
Developed by Canadian hospitality group Northland Living, Luminary will also make room for retail and restaurant space along 14th and Guadalupe Streets.
We asked our dear readers to share their plans, goals, and New Year’s resolutions for 2024 so we can spread the good vibes.